The French Revolution

Author(s): Georges Lefebvre

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Internationally renowned as the greatest authority on the French Revolution, Georges Lefebvre combined impeccable scholarship with a lively writing style. His masterly overview of the history of the French Revolution has taken its rightful place as the definitive account. A vivid narrative of events in France and across Europe is combined with acute insights into the underlying forces that created the dynamics of the revolution, as well as the personalities responsible for day-to-day decisions during this momentous period.

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'This is more than a history of the French Revolution. In its class, whether synthesis or textbook, this is one of the best ever produced.' - A.J.P. Taylor

Preface Introduction 1. European Expansion 2. European Economy 3. European Society 4. European Thought 5. The States and Social Conflicts 6. The Aristocratic Revolution, 1787-1788 7. The Bourgeois Revolution 8. The Popular Revolution 9. Lafayettes Year 10. The Work of the Constituent Assembly, 1789-1791 11. The Constituent Assembly and Europe 12. Flight of the King and the declaration of war against Australia, June, 1791 - April, 1792 13. The second French Revolution, August - September, 1792 14. Invasion of Poland and of France. Revolutionary counter-attack: Valmy and Jemappes, September, 1792 - January, 1793 15. The origins of the First Coalition Bibliography Index

General Fields

  • : 9780415253932
  • : Routledge
  • : Routledge
  • : 0.44
  • : January 2001
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 379
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Georges Lefebvre